Commemorating the life and work of Martin Hollis, lecturer and professor of Philosophy Commemorating the life and work of Martin Hollis, lecturer and professor of Philosophy

These pages are the beginning of a project to commemorate the life and work of Martin Hollis, who was first lecturer and then professor of philosophy here at UEA until his untimely death in 1998. Below you will find a link to an obituary for Martin that first appeared in The Independent newspaper, and also a link to a first draft of what we hope will become a complete bibliography of Martin's published work.

Martin Hollis - an obituary

Martin Hollis - a bibliography

An internal symposium on Martin's last book, Trust Within Reason, was published in 2000 in the UEA Papers in Philosophy series; details are available here.

In the future we hope to expand these pages. We are continuing with the bibliographical research into Martin Hollis's work, and hope to add a guide to web-resources concerning it, and a number of other features to commemorate the contribution he made to philosophy.

For more information contact Professor Timothy O'Hagan or Dr Jerry Goodenough.

Martin Hollis Memorial Lectures

A series of Memorial Lectures in honour of Martin Hollis and his work was instituted in 1998. To mark the tenth anniversary of Martin Hollis's death, Onora O'Neill, President of the British Academy, Professor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge, and Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society, gave a Memorial Lecture entitled "Reasoning about Trust" at the University of East Anglia on 14 November 2008. 

On 6 October 2005 Richard Bellamy, Professor of Political Science, University College London, gave a Lecture entitled "The Democratic Constitution".  The third Martin Hollis Memorial Lecture was given on 6 June 2003 by Rom Harr√©, Emeritus fellow of Linacre College, Oxford, and Professor of Psychology at Georgetown University, Washington DC, and was entitled "The Reality of the Socially Constructed World".

The second Lecture was given at UEA on 8 June 2001 by Professor Steven Lukes of LSE and New York University; his lecture was entitled "Liberalism for Liberals, Cannibalism for Cannibals". Professor Quentin Skinner, Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge University, gave the first Lecture on 5 May 1998, entitled "The Reasons and Actions of States".  Details of future lectures or of the publication of past lectures will be posted here when available.